SoundOff – Convection Ovens

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Convection Ovens
April 2013
We are highlighting convection ovens this month. They cook faster and more evenly than a standard, conventional oven by moving heated air across the food. There is a fan mounted in the oven wall that forces
the heated air around the cabinet and pushes the cold air out of the way.


Full size convection ovens are larger and have greater capacity. They can save energy with up to a 30% reduction in temperature, and the food cooks up to 25% faster.
As you are looking into purchasing your next convection oven, there are some features that you need to consider. Do you need casters to be able to move it around your kitchen? They are optional with most units. They come with solid state controls or computer controls. You can program frequently used menu settings with the computer controls. Convection ovens are offered in single and double deck, depending on your needs. They are also electric or gas, so be sure to verify what your kitchen is set up for.
You can shop for Convection Ovens at here.

Featured: Convection Ovens
Features & Specifications

4 Star

– 44,000 BTU
– Energy Star
– LP Gas
– Single deck
– S/S front, sides, top, doors
– 26″ legs
– Solid state controls
– Warranty: 1 year parts/labor

4 Star

– 12.5 Kw

– 208/1 Volt
– Double deck
– S/S front, sides, top, doors
– 8″ legs
– Solid state controls
– Warranty: 1 year parts/labor



3 Star

– 12.5 Kw

– 208/3 Volt
– Single deck
– S/S front, sides, top, doors
– 25-3/4″ legs
– Solid state controls w/timer
– Warranty: 1 year parts/labor

3 Star

– 44,000 BTU

– Natural gas
– Double deck
– S/S front, sides, top, doors
– 8″ legs
– Computer Controls
– Warranty: 1 year parts/labor
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Steamer Tips!

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

With New Years Eve, comes New Years Resolutions. I’m sure many of your customers are taking the healthy challenge and will be interested in steamed vegetables. Besides steaming the perfect carrot, food steamers can be a valuable addition to any kitchen!

Multiple Uses!

Steamers are quickly becoming a work horse in the kitchen for fast vegetable cooking and reheating. They retain more nutrients and natural colors and flavors while cooking with water instead of oils and butter. Steamers produce faster cook times and increased productivity.


  1. Always preheat your steamer
  2. Break up frozen vegetables and season after steaming, not before.
  3. Always steam vegetables in perforated pans.
  4. When steaming meat in perforated pan, use a solid catch pan underneath.
  5. Use a drain that is 6 ft away from the steamer.

Convection vs Convectionless

Like convection ovens, convection steamers have a fan to get more even cooking.

Steam generator vs “Boilerless”

Steam generators, or boiler models, require water and drain connections, are more difficult to delime, but are higher production. Boilerless models have a heating element directly under the bottom of the interior cavity; simply add water directly to the cavity. They are simple to clean and generally last longer, but have smaller productions capacity.

Things to look for:

Groen’s polished mirror stainless steel interior and their top quality make them a top consideration. Always size your needs carefully.

As with any gas appliance, be sure and include a new AGA commercial gas flex hose. They are designed to be extremely heavy duty, usually with a brass quick connect. Standard, plumber supplied home-type flex hoses are not designed for commercial applications and are not NSF approved.

Shipping! All of our products ship directly from the manufacturer. Once you place the order, we send the request over to them. When they ship it, we’ll email you the tracking information. These items MUST BE INSPECTED upon delivery. If there is any damage, DO NOT sign for it, just refuse shipment and we’ll get a new one right out. Most things on our site, you should have in 7-10 business days and unfortunately, we cannot offer expedited shipping.

Commercial Ovens for Your Restaurant

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

We here at ShortOrder are proud to offer commercial ovens  that satisfy a wide variety of needs.  From pizza deck ovens to convection ovens to heavy duty “cook and hold”-type ovens, we have enough options available to fulfill any cooking need.

Bakers Pride GS-805-NAT and Montague 23P-2-NAT: Pizza Ovens

For excellent pizza deck-type ovens, look no further than the Bakers Pride GS-805-NAT and the Montague 23p-2-NAT.  These two ovens are excellent options, and both are recipients of the Editor’s Choice designation.  They fulfill different needs.  While the Bakers Pride model is designed for smaller pizza concerns, the Montague is a much more heavy-duty piece of equipment.  When buying equipment with us, it’s all about getting exactly what you need, and each of these models fulfills a different area of demand for chefs.

Vulcan VC4ED-9/1-208/1 and Garland MCO-ES-10-S-208-3: Convection Ovens

The ever-excellent Vulcan brand of restaurant equipment continues to impress with its VC4ED-9/1-208/1 convection oven.  This versatile oven was voted Best In Class by Food Service Equipment Supplies Magazine.  In addition, the editors here at ShortOrder have also designated it an Editor’s Choice.  It’s easy to see why: The Vulcan VC4ED-9/1-208/1 is a perfect balance between form and function, and this handsome and capable oven will always get the job done.

The Garland MCO-ES-10-S-208-3, however, is nothing to sniff at.  Indeed, it is an excellent “medium duty” option to the VC4ED-9/1-208/1’s lighter approach, so it’s perfect for average-sized restaurants looking for a quality oven with predictable results.  Predictability might be bad in some circumstances, but when it comes to cooking your food, you want it right every time, and the Garland MCO-ES-10-S-208-3 is sure to deliver.

Buy Restaurant Equipment at ShortOrder

But whatever you’re looking for, whether it’s an oven mentioned above or some completely different piece of restaurant equipment like a Manitowoc ice machine, a Hobart slicer, or a Beverage Air freezer, we have it available for you.  And everything comes with ShortOrder’s Low Price Guarantee, which means you’ll be getting the best deal on your equipment around.


A Wide Range of Commercial Ranges

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Buying commercial ranges for your kitchen sounds like a simple thing to do… until you start looking! There are a number of things to consider when making your purchase, besides just size and how it looks.

Heavy Duty Ranges

One of the major decisions is heavy duty vs. restaurant duty ranges — should you pay the extra money to have a heavier duty range? Heavy duty ranges like the Vulcan Range GH6 have a shorter cooking time along with a higher energy output, which can mean higher energy costs. Typically, you’ll find heavy duty ranges in hotels, hospitals, institutions, some high volume restaurants and schools.

Configuring Your Ranges

Configuring your ranges is simple, as there are several open burners and griddle tops available. Plus, you can add convection ovens to the standard oven base.

Vulcan Ranges has an amazing selection of Vulcan ranges. From heavy duty to restaurant duty, there’s a Vulcan range suitable for your restaurant. Vulcan ranges are a big name in commercial ranges thanks to their dependability, durability and proven performance.

Other Considerations When Buying Commercial Ranges

When you’re buying commercial ranges, there are a few other considerations, like casters. Casters are great for easy clean up and service. If you’re getting a gas commercial range, don’t forget to include a new AGA commercial gas flex hose. Also, if you’ll be using your new commercial range above an elevation of 2000 feet, specify that when you’re ordering so that the gas valves can be adjusted to account for it.

Buy Commercial Ranges at ShortOrder

With low prices and a fantastic selection, why would you ever order commercial ranges anywhere besides Our low price guarantee on restaurant equipment gives you the assurance that you’re getting commercial ranges at the lowest price out there. Buy commercial ranges now at ShortOrder, the best place to get restaurant equipment.

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